Prime minister all praise for Nepal Police

Kathmandu, October 13

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said the role of Nepal Police would be pivotal in holding the provincial and parliamentary elections in a free, fair and impartial manner.

Addressing a special function organised in Nepal Police Headquarters to mark the 62nd Police Day, Deuba praised the security agency for its contribution to holding the local level polls in a peaceful environment. He directed the security agency to be prepared for two crucial elections scheduled for November and December.

“Nepal Police deserves praise for its firm professional willpower and dedication to the nation and citizens,” the PM said , adding that he was committed to providing the security agency with resources, means and technology as per the need of the time.

Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma directed Nepal Police not to compromise on security of the people and said robust security arrangements were compulsory to achieve the goals set by the nation.  “The nation will never devalue the efforts put in by the security agency to make society a safer place to live in,” he said. Minister Sharma also stressed on the need to work in close coordination with other agencies and stakeholders to maintain law and order.

Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal said Nepal Police was committed to cooperating with the government to make the upcoming elections a success. “Security is always the most important issue in the context of holding elections in a free and fair environment. Security arrangements for the upcoming elections will not be a big deal for Nepal Police given its performance in the local level polls,” he said.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba conferred lifetime achievement award on former IGP Kuber Singh Rana. Similarly, IGP Aryal honoured various cops with letter of appreciation in recognition of their exemplary performance.

Earlier, Prime Minister Deuba laid a wreath at a memorial on the premises of Nepal Police Headquarters to pay tributes to police personnel killed in the line of duty. According to Nepal Poilce, 1,598 cops have attained martyrdom.